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Surviving the shutdown – who will be there to help young people?

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
If there are any positives to be found in the current situation it’s that many of us will never take the work of teachers for granted again. Keeping young and enquiring minds busy while juggling the rest of your day’s work – and remember teachers also have plenty of ‘work’ to do besides running lessons – can be physically and mentally draining.

Muppets and manifestos

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
For some families it’s Home Alone, for others The Polar Express. For me you still can’t beat A Christmas Carol as the film that turns the sofa into a place to sink into the season. Odd really given Dickens’ original intent was to produce a tract excoriating the capitalist system for its maltreatment of children, a polemic against ignorance and want wrapped in a tale about personal responsibility and redemption. Not that you’d know that from watching the Muppets’ version.

The power of youth, from silent service to youth voice leadership

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
At the start of its seventh and final year, the Step Up To Serve's #iwill campaign has launched a "Power of Youth Challenge 2020" to organisations, decision makers and young people to come together and get involved in a year-long set of activities that will champion youth voice, action and leadership.

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